SYMPHONITY – Marco Polo: The Metal Soundtrack

This output is a genuine discovery trip for lovers of Epic Melodic Symphonic Power Metal. SYMPHONITY are among those experts who have succeeded in creating an arc of tension from catchy melodies and awesome vocals to powerful guitar thunderstorms. „Marco Polo: The Metal Soundtrack“ is full of anthems and stands its ground on the level of acts like Stratovarius, Rhapsody, Nightwish, Helloween, Blind Guardian or Sonata Arctica. The songs, all true gems, are made for collectors of dignified concept albums.

With this album, SYMPHONITY have created a monument to the most famous traveller in medieval world history – and the stations of his life’s journey from Venice to Peking and back. But especially musically, the band’s brilliantly produced third longplayer will be very well received for sure.
The dynamic range of the album leaves nothing to be desired: up-tempo numbers like „The Plague“ and „I Found My Way Back Home“ are ideal flares to brighten even the dullest day, „Mongols“ is a wide-ranging ten-and-a-half-minute drama, „Dreaming Of Home“ and „Prisoner“ are piano-led ballads for emotional depth.
The album gains additional moments through the successful fusion of exotic harmonies and scales from countries on Marco’s travel route such as Persia, Armenia, Mongolia and China.

– Special edition jewelcase CD in slipcase with poster & artwork sticker
– Exclusive bonus tracks only available on CD
– Mixed by Mikko Karmila and mastered by Mika Jussila in Helsinki’s legendary Finnvox Studios (Crystal Viper, Marta Gabriel, Rocka Rollas, Blazon Stone)
– Cover artwork by Dušan Marković (Dragony, FireWölfe, Death Dealer, Jag Panzer, Thor, The Sound Of Thunder)

Click HERE for song snippets, video links and more information on where to buy/stream the album.

20. May 2022

SYMPHONITY – VOICE FROM THE SILENCE (2022 Reloaded)

SYMPHONITY’s very successful debut album „Voice From The Silence“, originally released in 2008, will be reissued with bonus tracks on May 20th, 2022. The remastered album contains VERY SPECIAL BONUS MATERIAL including previously unreleased demo and pre-production recordings feat. Olaf Hayer!

ATTENTION:
The CD version includes more bonus tracks than the digital version.

Feel free to pre-order the CD here.

Tracklisting CD Version:
01. La Morale Dell’Immorale (Instrumental)
02. Give Me Your Helping Hand
03. Gates Of Fantasy
04. Bring Us The Light
05. Salvation Dance
06. The Silence – Memories (Part I)
07. The Silence – In Silence Forsaken (Part II)
08. The Silence – Relief Reverie (Part III)
09. Searching You
10. Evening Star
11. Afterlife (Instrumental)
BONUS TRACKS:
12. Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime
13. Beast Inside („Bring Us The Light“ Demo 2007)
14. Piper („Salvation Dance“ Demo 2007)
15. Gates Of Fantasy (Pre-Production 2007) *
16. Evening Star (Pre-Production 2007) *

* not on digital version



SYMPHONITY – Part 9: Venezia Finale

SYMPHONITY – track by track introduction!

The whole story ends where it started – in Venice. Marco lived here for many more years enjoying the wealth he had brought home from his journey. This song is a sort of an spectacular outro which concludes the story of Marco Polo. Musically, it brings us back to the first chapter with the theme played by the whole orchestra and singed by great Czech Mezzosoprano Jana Hrochová, the solo opera voice of National Theatre in Brno.

You can pre-order the album here.

SYMPHONITY – Part 8: Prisoner

Track by track introduction!

The song „Prisoner“ is the albums second ballad with the domination of piano and bass guitar. After travelling around the whole world, Marco was arrested in Genova and had to explain his adventures for which his contemporaries were not yet ready at this time. The atmosphere of the song is dark as well as Marco’s thoughts during this imprisonment.

You can pre-order the album here.

SYMPHONITY – Part 7: I Found My Way Back Home

Track by track introduction!

This song tends to be one of classic Power Metal hymns. Its high tempo and guitar vs. keyboard solo battle will certainly please fans of Stratovarius-like musical style. And hopefully not only them.

As the name suggests, it tells the story about Marco’s journey back from Mongolian empire where he embarked on the ship to his hometown Venice.

You can pre-order the album here.

SYMPHONITY – Part 6: Dreaming Of Home

Track by track introduction!

„Dreaming Of Home“ is beautiful ballad which was already released as a single in May 2020. Strong melodies, beautiful piano lines, epic graduation and artistic guitar solo makes this song one of the best ones on the whole album.

Marco, Nicollo and Matteo Polos served well to Khan Kublai for a long time. As the years went by, they began to think about the return to Venice. They dreamed of returning home.

There will be also a special orchestral version of this song on the CD version of the album.

You can pre-order the album here.

SYMPHONITY – Part 5: Mongols

Track by track introduction!

Magnum Opus of the whole album. Song Mongols is epic 10 minutes long adventure which represents the musical and composer’s peak of the whole story concept. It is also the important part of the story of Marco Polo – after the long journey, he finally reaches the Mongolian empire.

There is an epic beginning performed by Kangling (Tibetian name for a trumpet or horn made of a human thighbone used in Himalayan Buddhism) followed by a deep mighty sound of low brass and stringed instruments.

After the symphonic introduction and typical Mongolian throat singing called Hoomai, there comes the Mongolian cavalry and crush everything under the hooves of their horses which resolves into heavy session of aggressive guitar riffs.

Most probably the heaviest song in the band´s history is driven forward by triplet bass drum cannonade and uncompromising guitar parts which resulted into monumental choral chorus.

Powerful melodic choruses are musical picture of Polo’s expedition whole-heartedly reaching their goal.

In the middle of the song there is an interlude passage where you can hear a lot of traditional instruments, such as Morin-Khuur (or MaTouQin, horse-headed fiddle, it is one of the most representative traditional cello-like Mongolian instrument) but also typical Mongolian men’s and women’s chorals, which are followed by traditional Chinese instruments, such as Daruan (stringed instrument similar to an acoustic bass guitar), Xiao (very long and thin flute with mellow, warm tone), Zhonghu (middle fiddle similar to viola), Guzheng (it is one of the oldest Chinese instrument and its name literally means „ancient harp“) and Pipa (something like Chinese Lute).

At the end of this interlude, there is a solo part on Mongolian MaTouQin and Chinese ErHu which lead into melodic guitar solo and epic chorus. The whole song ends with crushing bass drum triplets and Mongolian horses’ hooves.

„Part 5: Mongols“ appears in two different forms on the album – the full metal and the orchestral version as a CD only bonus track, where we also used a lot of ethnic percussions.

You can pre-order the album here.

SYMPHONITY – Part 4: Love Theme

Track by track introduction!

Love Theme is some sort of interlude. It is a short instrumental song where dominate sweet acoustic guitar and English horn solo supported by Violoncello’s ensemble. Musically, it is a strong contrast to the previous song The Plague and it will evoke a romantic mood in you for a while.

This song is dedicated to the short love affair which Marco experienced according to the legend.

You can pre-order the album here.

Beam me up Scotty!